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Former Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka announced Wednesday he is running for the presidency of world athletics body IAAF, taking on Briton Sebastian Coe in a battle between two of the sport's greats.Bubka, who won an Olympic gold medal, six consecutive world championship titles and set 35 world records, wants to lead the International Association of Athletics Federations when president Lamine Diack steps down later this year.Bubka, one of the biggest names in athletics, has carved out a successful sports administration career in recent years after dominating his sport for more than a decade in the 1980s and 1990s.Thirty years on, the sport is fighting to make a connection with the next generation.
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